03 27 2015
  3:19 am  
40 Years of Service

Even a 100-year-old business has to branch out every now and again. The Soria family has been cultivating olives in Spain for even longer than that. But, when Wayne Branche married Marie Soria, they decided to launch a new brand to export their extra virgin olive oil to the United States and the Caribbean: Andalucian Girl ....

The Mediterranean region has given us many popular dishes including: Ratatouille  -- a medley of tomatoes, eggplant, onion, zukini and tomato, sometimes topped with cheese; Paella  – rice, simmered with onions, green beans and seafood or lentils or chicken; Greek salad -- tomato, cucumber, green pepper, black olives, red onion, flat leaf parsley and cubes of feta cheese with an olive oil and vinegar dressing flavored with oregano ...

People who choose the Mediterranean diet can eat satisfying, filling meals full of great nutrition, and still lose weight. While it is not low in fat, it is good for your health and for weight loss. Dr Miles Hassell does not recommend switching to low-fat or diet foods, he says, because fat is what satisfies your appetite. People tend to eat more in the end when they restrict themselves to low-fat diets ...

You don't have to make every night Spanish, Moroccan or Greek night in order to eat the Mediterranean way and get the health benefits of the diet. What's essential is to increase the amount and variety of vegetables in your diet, switch to olive oil for cooking, sauces and salad dressings and move away from processed and commercially produced foods -- loaded with sugar and unhealthy fat -- toward healthy alternatives ...

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